Consumer Culture and Society

by Wendy Wiedenhoft Murphy

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  • 9781483358154
  • 9781483358147
  • 9781506351032
Consumer Culture and Society offers an introduction to the study of consumerism and consumption from a sociological perspective.  Author Wendy Wiedenhoft Murphy examines what we buy, how and where we consume, the meanings attached to the things we purchase, and the social forces that enable and constrain consumer behavior.  Opening chapters provide a theoretical overview and history of consumer society and featured case studies look at mass consumption in familiar contexts, such as tourism, food, and higher education.  The book explores ethical and political concerns, including consumer activism, indebtedness, alternative forms of consumption, and dilemmas surrounding the globalization of consumer culture.

  • SAGE Publications; July 2016
  • ISBN: 9781483358147
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: Consumer Culture and Society
  • Author: Wendy Wiedenhoft Murphy
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications, Inc
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781483358154
  • 9781483358147
  • 9781506351032
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781483358154
  • 9781483358147
  • 9781506351032